PreSonus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announces the new PreSonus Studio 192 Mobile USB 3 22×26 audio interface and studio command center. The Studio 192 Mobile ($599.95 street price) offers two front panel mic/instrument inputs and two rear panel direct-to-ADC line inputs; 16-channel ADAT Optical In and Out (8 channels at 88.1 or 96 kHz); coaxial, stereo S/PDIF I/O; and BNC word-clock I/O. There are four balanced TRS outputs, balanced stereo Main outputs, and a headphone amplifier with independent output, level control, and Cue Source switching.
Studio 192 Mobile promises the same high-end audio, low-latency monitoring, tight software integration, and studio command center functionality introduced in PreSonus’ Studio 192 audio interface but in a smaller form factor suitable for both mobile and studio use.
The Studio 192 Mobile records at up to 192 kHz and combines two digitally controlled XMAX Class-A, solid-state mic preamps and premium Burr-Brown converters with 118 dB of dynamic range. It offers 18 channels of digital I/O, making it easy to add up to 16 additional remote-controlled microphone preamps when expanded with two DigiMax DP88 A/D/A converters.
Studio 192 Mobile can serve as the central command center for a studio, featuring talkback control, Mono and Dim for the main mix output, word clock I/O, a dedicated DAC for the headphone output, and the ability to use its six balanced outputs for monitor mixing or for speaker switching.
Studio 192 Mobile also features the same Fat Channel plug-in found in PreSonus’ Studio One DAW to add parametric EQ and dynamics processing, which can be used for near-zero-latency monitoring or printed to tracks. When used in conjunction with Studio One 3 (Artist edition included), the hybrid Fat Channel plug-in shifts to native processing on playback for a seamless experience between recording and playback.
In addition to Fat Channel processing, the Studio 192 Mobile features extensive integration with the Studio One production environment, including full preamp control and zero-latency monitor mixing. All Studio 192 Mobile features are also controllable from Studio One Remote for iPad.
For third-party DAW users, PreSonus’ UC Surface touch-ready control software for Mac, Windows and iPad is included for easy management of all Studio 192 Mobile functions, including speaker switching and talkback. Use your iPad or Windows Surface Pro as a second screen dedicated to Studio 192 Mobile functions, including preamp control, to simplify gain staging when recording alone. The preamps can also be controlled from the Studio 192 Mobile front panel and via MIDI in third-party DAWs.
PreSonus expects that the Studio 192 Mobile will be available in March 2016 from PreSonus dealers worldwide.